CABIN AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS – Novel Technological solutions for Commercial Aircraft

There is mounting evidence that Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other aerosolised condensates and vapours related to contamination of breathing air in modern aircraft could have health and safety implications for both the passengers and the air crew. This presentation provides a review of the technologies currently available for aircraft cabin air treatment; disposable carbon…

SERIOUS INCIDENT : AIRBUS A319-132 D-AGWK, 27 MAY 2008 – Prof. Chris Winder

INTRODUCTION: The presence of general symptoms of unwellness can be problematic, interms of identifying causes, diagnosis of any possible health problem(s), anddetermining appropriate treatment(s). In the case of such symptoms occurring in people on an airplane in flight,other issues may also arise, such as the hypoxia of flying, or the possibility ofpoor air quality from…

A Cabin Service Directors Story

By Anoymous Between 1979 & 1994 I worked for 4 different airlines as cabin crew and I don’t remember any prolonged episodes of ill health. In 1994 I trained as an aerobics instructor, was fit, well and had loads of energy. In January 1996 I began flying as cabin crew  for my present airline. In…

Susan Michaelis Story

Susan is a medically-retired pilot and this is the testimony she sent to the Expert Panel on Aircraft Air Quality (EPAAQ) enquiry, set up by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to investigate cabin air quality and related health problems. Dr Sara Souter Project Coordinator Cabin Air Quality Study Rumball Souter Floyd and Associates…